...for receiving the CREATE I3T scholarship.

The CREATE I3T Program is intended to prepare trainees to be future academic and commercial leaders, by providing them with cutting-edge technical skills and knowledge in Medical Imaging. Read more about it here.

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... for winning this year's Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship! The scholarship rewards the high level of achievement of students pursuing graduate studies in Alberta. 

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Check out Sarah's paper "Variation in functional connectivity along anterior-to-posterior intraparietal sulcus, and relationship with age across late childhood and adolescence” which has been published in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (click on the image for access).

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We attended the ACHRI 2015 Symposium yesterday which gave us a wonderful overview of the research done in the ACHRI Genes, Development & Health theme and where we met lots of other ACHRI trainees. Keelin, Mark and Manu also presented their research during a poster session and had interesting discussions about their projects. Today, we are looking forward to workshops aiming to help trainees build their careers. Thank you ACHRI for organizing!

Mark presented results from his thesis project "Neurodevelopmental Trajectories of Structural Covariance Networks in the Human Cerebral Cortex". Keelin presented preliminary results from her thesis project "Evoked responses to affective stimuli as a marker for reward system dysfunction in ASD." Manu presented first results from a question she asked for her neuroimaging study: "Can pictures of 'restricted interests' be used to investigate neural responses during reinforcement learning in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders?".

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We had an amazing time celebrating Autism Awareness Day yesterday, April 2nd, at the Olympic Plaza in Calgary!  The event was filled with great people, music, and bubble blowing!  We met Mayor Nenshi who was also there supporting Autism awareness in the Calgary community!



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Keelin, Mark and Manu volunteered for Brain Day Calgary for which we visited students in grade 4. Besides teaching injury prevention and how to fit a bike helmet, we had many fun neuroscience facts for them. The kids drew the four different lobes onto balloons, guessed the brains of different animals, outperformed us in a hearing test and were flabbergasted by the optical illusions we showed them. 

Manu and Avery from  Bruce Pike's lab . We introduced ourselves with our own MRI images and had the kids guess which brain is from whom. 

Manu and Avery from Bruce Pike's lab. We introduced ourselves with our own MRI images and had the kids guess which brain is from whom. 

To show the kids how fragile their brains are, we brought a jello brain. Lots of  squealing when they touched it :)

To show the kids how fragile their brains are, we brought a jello brain. Lots of  squealing when they touched it :)

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We're enjoying a wonderful conference at the Banff Centre, nestled in one of the most picturesque environments in North America. Even though the days are packed with inspiring talks and workshops, some of us went for a walk along the crystal-clear bow river while Signe ran up tunnel mountain!

Manu presented a poster about her work on "Striatal volumes in Autism Spectrum Disorders", a collaboration with Mallar Chakravarty, PhD, from the Douglas Institute, McGill University.

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Unexpected guests showed up during one of the coffee breaks.

Unexpected guests showed up during one of the coffee breaks.

We are on our way to the SfN 2014 meeting in Washington DC where our lab will be giving two presentations about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Join us for our talks!  

Manu Schuetze will be presenting the morning of Sunday November 16th

Dr. Bray will be presenting the afternoon of Monday November 17th 

 

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We are thrilled to have the opportunity to recruit a post-doctoral scholar into our group, through the University of Calgary Eyes High program.

Please view the ad here and email Dr. Bray with any pre-application inquiries (slbray @ ucalgary.ca).

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The Bray, Lebel and MacMaster labs are delighted to be the recipients of a Canada Foundation for Innovation Leaders Opportunity Fund award. See the story in UToday here.

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We have a new study in press in Cerebral Cortex, using functional MRI to investigate how visuotopic regions along the intraparietal sulcus are involved in manipulating information in working memory. Abstract here.

Intraparietal Sulcus Activity and Functional Connectivity Supporting Spatial Working Memory Manipulation 
Signe Bray; Ramsha Almas; Aiden E. G. F. Arnold; Giuseppe Iaria; Glenda MacQueen
Cerebral Cortex 2013; doi: 10.1093/cercor/bht320

 

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Dr. Bray has been awarded a New Investigator Grant from the SickKids Foundation and CIHR Institute for Human Development, Child and Youth Health. 

This three year award will fund research into abnormalities in learning and reinforcement in adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. 

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We are thrilled to be participating in this year's NeuroDevNet conference in Vancouver BC.

Dr. Signe Bray is speaking in the New Investigators Mini-Symposium on Monday Oct 1st.

Honors student Sanjay Achal is presenting a poster on resting state networks in dyslexia on Monday Sept. 30th.  

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